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10 Things Not to Do When Traveling as a Couple

As a couple, my husband and I have traveled quite a bit. We also work remotely as freelancers which means neither of us takes off to an office during the day. Needless to say, over the time we've been in a relationship, we've spent a lot of time together and often in very close quarters.<p>Travel is …

24 Gorgeous Emerald Engagement Rings for the Alternative Bride

It doesn’t get more unique than emerald engagement rings. Not only do they stray from the traditional diamond, but emeralds also have inclusions — or shall we say beautiful imperfections — that make each stone one of a kind (literally), according to Soho Gem. The jewelry store predicted that 2015 …

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Creative Thank-You Note Alternatives

Sending thank-you cards: the very last thing you'll do as part of your wedding adventure. While they may seem doable and not so bad <i>before</i> the wedding, after your wedding — when you're getting ready for your honeymoon and unpacking all of your wedding gifts — the last thing you'll want to do is sit …

Things All Healthy Marriages Have in Common

While no two marriages are exactly alike, "a happy and healthy marriage is one in which both partners feel safe, secure and loved," describes Lesli Doares, marriage coach and author of <i>Blueprint for a Lasting Marriage</i>. And here, our experts say, is exactly what that looks like.<p><b>1. A willingness to</b> …

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How to Tip Wedding Vendors on Wedding Day

<i>Figuring out who to tip on your wedding day (and how much) might seem complicated, but we've got guidelines to help you navigate it, and some vendors even include gratuity percentages in their contract to simplify it for you. Once you've figured out how much to give, the question is: How should you</i> …

32 Bedazzled Wedding Dresses

Our experts at Style Me Pretty roundup the best bedazzled wedding dresses to wear on your wedding day.<p>Our experts at Style Me Pretty roundup the best bedazzled wedding dresses to wear on your wedding day.

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16 Unique Alternatives to Popular Wedding Traditions

As many newly engaged ladies (and dudes!) know, wedding planning comes with a fair dose of opinions from everyone, and we mean <i>everyone</i> — your mom, your BFFs and even that distant aunt you haven’t spoken to in years. While many brides revel in classic wedding traditions, making these details more <i>you</i> …

How to Choose a Wedding Planner: Pick the Best Wedding Planner for Your Budget

We didn't hire a wedding planner simply because my mother's brand of "type A" makes Tracy Flick look like a slacker. But if you don't have an Excel-sheet-wielding mother ready to review your vendor contracts and research every bridal boutique within a 135-mile radius, I highly recommend hiring one. …

100+ Best Wedding Blogs For Every Couple

We may be a little bit biased but we think wedding blogs are pretty awesome.<p>We’re guessing you do too, seeing as you’re here. (Yay! Thanks for …

Barefoot Bohemian Hippie Wedding

Bronwyn-Sara and Jesse were married at Red River Valley in Tennessee. “Tradition is the last thing that describes what Jesse and I wanted”, the bride …

Cheap Bridesmaid Dresses: Inexpensive Dresses for Bridesmaids; J.Crew Bridesmaids

J.Crew's annual 40-percent-off-sale-prices sale is great for stocking up on winter-y things. (It's the reason my four-year-old wears a cashmere winter hat, which I got for like $8.) And it's also a great place to score super-duper-cheap bridesmaid dresses. If you hover over the dresses below you'll …

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On a Budget in Thailand? Consider a Meditation Retreat

In Thailand, on a budget, and looking to explore your spiritual side?<p>It's time to consider signing up for one of the ubiquitous seven-to-ten-day (generally silent) meditation retreats held all across the country. Buddhism is particularly widespread and thriving in Thailand, and many organizations …